In 2019 I was invited by Jerome Aussibal to make a work in this stunning limestone region in France. Jerome is a sculptor, a climber and an acrobat; a man with a huge drive and energy.
I made a site visit in September and was all set to start the following year, but because of the pandemic it was postponed until September 2021. At this point a new site was established at Chateau Julien high up in the mountains with a clear view to the conical Mountain; Le Moucherol, which dominates the landscape.
Limestone is also a liquid: it originates in a sea, is compressed and lifted up. Water dissolves it into rivers and caves underground. So water becomes rock which dissolves back into water, hence the title of the work.
Each day lunch was brought to us from the café at the base of the trail. So French; so civilised.